He wanted to be the undisputed singer of the bog. Showering praise on her profusely, they prodded the nightingale to continue to sing one after another. The nightingale represents true and innocent artists who are taken for a ride by nightingale enchants and pleases everyone but does not understand her own strength or talent. The elderly woman begins to remember the story of Vianne and Isabelle. Swift as rage the little mouse Rushed towards the killer's house, Bit his tail once, twice, again, Clung to it till, wild with pain, Hissing wrath, the snake backed out, Swerved his body round about, Lunged towards the mouse and tried Swallowing her--but she leapt wide Every time he lunged, till he, Wriggling back exhaustedly, Slid inside his hole once more. He says that he is a music critic.
She had gotten used to the fame and cheering and it no longer delighted her to sing alone in the forest. Everyone in the bog marsh land around the sumac tree were also likewise awed and they stared at the nightingale in admiration. His cash register kept ringing with added intensity as the days went by. Animals for miles around Flocked towards the magic sound, And the frog with great precision Counted heads and charged admission. The poem speaks about a frog who had a rather unpleasant voice. He was so stubborn and shameless that nothing from stones to insults to prayers could stop him from singing. All night long you must sing to me, and the thorn must pierce your heart, and your life-blood must flow into my veins, and become mine.
Seth spent part of his youth in London and returned to India in 1957. Answers : a The nightingale had sung for six hours at a stretch, so she was very tired. But the condition of nightingale was getting worsened. Lines 74-80 The new name in these lines is James Connolly. She lacked self-confidence and blindly trusted the frog. The poetess has mentioned colors such as crimson, purple, silver, amber, azure and red. He was so determined and also shameless that neither stones, prayers or sticks nor the insults or complaints could divert him from singing.
After commencing secondary education at The Doon School in India, Seth returned to England to Tonbridge School. It can make you feel wonderful, but can also destroy you quite easily. If I bring her a red rose she will dance with me till dawn. However, ultimately her sacrifice goes in vain, as the fruit of her singing, the red rose, meets an untimely end in a gutter. He criticised her needlessly and made her lose confidence. Other mice had entered; none Lived to eat and tell--not one. Despite being an excellent singer, she loses confidence because of the frog.
The poet ridicules such music organisers who mint money by cheating and exploiting others. Answers : a The frog wishes to impress the nightingale as if he is an expert and get her to train. But one night a nightingale In the moonlight cold and pale Perched upon the sumac tree Casting forth her melody Dumbstruck sat the gaping frog And the whole admiring bog Stared towards the sumac, rapt, One night a nightingale perched on the sumac tree at whose foot the frog used to sing night after night. The traits can be found in humans too who become so used to flattery that they cannot see when they start losing hold of their own affairs. Her songs were full of enchantment and all the creatures were filled with fascination and delight on hearing her songs. The melody of her voice has been replaced by musical notes that are repetitive but not pleasant to hear. But he had cunning and was a shrewd businessman.
His writing style is seen as profound. It began to sing in its natural melodious voice in the cold lonely night. Although the frog is the antagonist of the poem, a good quality we see here is the quality of determination. The Frog feels jealous of the popularity of the nightingale. It was originally published by Evergreen Publications, and was later used by the in India as a poem for school students. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts on May 25, 1980.
To this the frog said that she needed a proper training to obtain a strong voice otherwise she would remain a beginner only. But neither their pleadings nor their insults could stop the frog from exposing his heart 's elation to sing. Such men are brave, truthful, stead fast, self respecting and hard working. The animals stopped coming to listen and she grew sorrowful and pale. He is made fun of as being a funny old man. Vianne continues to teach alongside her friend Rachel.
Q10: Why was the frog angry? Is she responsible for her own downfall? He informs her that he is a famous critic as well as a singer who can sing in a booming baritone. His body obeys all his commands briskly. The frog had sold her voice and her song which was melodious only till it was free. She was flattered that such a great musician should seek her out. The nightingale asked him whether he liked her song or not. He also charged her a fee and told her to practice for a longer time each day till her voice, like his own, grew stronger. The Nightingale pleaded to the frog that she could not sing in the rain, but the cunning frog pushed and persuaded her to sing regardless.